Two schools in Sofia hosted the already traditional talks of ESC on the realization of young people and their education.

At "Sveti Sedmochislenitsi" Secondary School more than 80 students graduating from secondary education spoke openly about their plans on how to continue learning, specializing and realizing. Everyone was firmly convinced that they should continue their education at higher schools, with some of the graduates intending to continue their studies abroad. Most of the students who attend the meeting prefer Bulgarian universities and are preparing for specialties such as medicine, information technology, psychology, politics, law, engineering. They stressed that they lack the opportunity to acquire at least an initial vision of the chosen specialties through internships. Students also stressed that they need more timely information to understand the qualities they possess and the opportunities to apply them in their future profession. They would prefer the school to be more active in helping them with their career guidance. At the end of the discussion, school principal Marusya Nikova thanked the ESC for the initiative and expressed readiness for further meetings.

In "Philip Stanislavov" Secondary School, a part of the students are children of immigrants from other countries. They were also active in the meeting, and with their interest and commitment they unveiled their plans for the future, which were characterized by a great deal of pragmatism and focus on applied professions that require further qualification. Among them there were more admirers of sports and music. But these students would like the school to actively help them in choosing their future professions. School Director Neli Todorova closed the meeting with the recommendation that the most important thing for students is to successfully complete the school, which is the basis for their further journey through life.



is the “bridge” between citizens and the national government. Its mission is to support such “bridging” so as to facilitate the communication between the society and the national government. It is the new and modern institution of the civil dialogue.

The ESC's mission is to promote civil society organisations access to and involvement in the process of decision-making on strategic economic and social issues.

The main goal of ESC's operation is to enable different representatives of organised civil society to feel free to state their views whereas unanimity on matters of common interest is encouraged. The Council expresses and protects civil society interests by communicating agreed statements and proposals submitted by its members to the executive and legislative authorities.

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